The University of Leicester founded as Leicester, Rutland, and Leicestershire University College in 1921, it is a leading UK University poised in maintaining international excellence by delivering high-quality inspirational teaching and creating world-changing research to improve and enrich lives.
Leicester University is consistently one of the most socially inclusive top universities in the UK with a long-standing commitment to providing equal and fairer access to higher education. The University has its place in the top 3% in Impact Rankings provided by Times Higher Education. It is also ranked in the top 25 REF Research Power Rankings by THE.
The University of Leicester is ranked:
|No. of campuses||1|
|On campus accommodation||Available|
|Accreditation Agency||Athena SWAN Award/ Stonewall Diversity Champion/ Coeliac UK|
|Mode of Program||Full-time/ part-time/ online|
University of Leicester welcomes applications from both EU and non-EU students. There might be additional requirements for international student admissions. Also, specific courses have their own requirements. The standard admission process has been described below.
The steps to be followed while applying for admission to the University of Leicester are as follows:
Application Portal: UG applicants – UCAS portal; PG applicants - School Application Portal
Application Fees: 25 GBP for applying through UCAS; Postgraduate application is free for almost all courses. Some postgraduate courses require an application fee.
Application Deadline: UG applicants: UCAS application deadline – June 30; Medicine and Dentistry programs – October 15; PG applicants – Varies according to program
Entry Requirements: The entry requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate applicants must be fulfilled before applying:
Supporting Documents: The following documents must be submitted at the time of admission:
English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language but providing English language test results. The minimum test scores required are:
|TOEFL-IBT||17 (listening); 18 (reading); 20 (speaking); 17 (writing)|
The estimated fee payable by international students for the 2020/2021 academic session is presented on the table below:
|Fees||Undergraduate (GBP)||Postgraduate (GBP)|
|Tuition Fee||14000||19,400 – 21,515|
|Utilities (gas, electric, water)||525||525|
|Course costs(books & copying)||420||420|
|Total||28,125 – 32,125||29,525 – 30,925|
Note: The above-listed fees are just estimated as the actual amount may be lower or higher than what is listed above.
|Scholarship Name||Eligibility Criteria||Amount Awarded|
|President’s Scholarship Scheme||Must be an international applicant||4,000 GBP (for undergraduates) 3,000 GBP (for graduates)|
|College of Science and Engineering Undergraduate/ Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme||Must be an international applicant||5,600 GBP|
|ULSB Scholarship Scheme||Must be an international undergraduate student applying for program in School of Business||2,000 GBP (for undergraduates) 3,000 GBP (for graduates)|
|Family Loyalty Discount||Must be an international student who is the relative of graduate from the University of Leicester||10% fee reduction|
University of Leicester’s alumni network comprises more than 185,000 members from 201 countries.
The alumni members are entitled to the following benefits:
Some notable alumni include:
The University of Leicester was awarded Best University Employability Strategy at TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards for its effort in ensuring that all its graduates are engaged in paid employment immediately after graduation.
The Career Development Service of the institution ensures that graduates get all the necessary support to help them land a better job. The average salary of the university alumni as reported by Emolument.com is 79,000 GBP.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$25,606 / Year|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$21,144 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$25,606 / Year|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#242 [Out of 1000]
38.1 [Out of 100]
based on 3 students ratings
I chose the University of Leicester because I had been to an open day previous to my application and I was blown away by the started of staff, expertise in the physics field, and atmosphere that surrounded the university. For the admission, it was so easy to apply, I emailed one of the lecturers who directed me to the lovely support staff who helped me at every step of the way. Out of all three universities I applied for, this was the one I desperately wanted to study at. Before this application, I studied A-Levels which I found difficult but was given reassure by the support staff that I would get into the Physics course on offer. With a year good of around 100 students, I find it really easy to get to know people who have similar interests to me.
The course curriculum gives a good range of topics that can be covered by physics. From space science to Electricity and Magnetism it gives everyone an opportunity to find which topic they enjoy and excels at, which can then help choose future research or potential jobs.
Leicester had good academics and was geographically situated well. It's kind of central so I can travel easily. I saw it was a top-ranked university. Also, there were only about four other options through my home universities study abroad program.
It's really thorough and I wish I was able to take all the modules in the English course here. As a study abroad student my course load is quite light but I love all the learning. I only wish there were more lectures and seminars.
Accident. Wanted to take a gap year , working and travelling. Then just before Freshers, I chose a random university and then a random course. I wanted too bothered on what degree or uni I went to as long as I get be employable at the end of it
Some of it is amazing, and there are rubbish modules. But that's in every course. The 2 largest modules are really good, linear algebra and calculus. I enjoy them. They are challenging and sometimes the exams don't relax the content taught in lectures.
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